It is 90km away from Hamar (Mogadishu), it locates prosperous land which is good for cultivation and Farm production, the Shabelle River divides the City, although it is a neighbor to the River the only its residents wish from the River it floods, so The Hirshabelle regional state which its current term is near to end what increases Jowhar City of its Capital?.
Nearly three years, which Hirshabelle state working in Jowhar Town didn’t win to solve two problems facing the regional capital?
The first is the Road between Mogadishu and Jowhar which is so important to the Transportation, Merchants, and Business between Mogadishu and Middle Shabelle region.
There is instability which badly affected traveling the Road links middle shabelle to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, and the only travel which possible is Air travel.
The Second is devastated Road between Mogadishu and Jowhar cities, which built in 70s last Century and haven’t rebuilt since then.
Somalia’s PM Hassan Ali Khaier laid stoned in February 2019 rebuilding the Road between Mogadishu Jowhar and Mogadishu Afgoe Roads , while the rebuilding project of the two Roads Sponsored by Qatar’s Fund for Development, at the time of laid stoning, Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari was present the Director of Qatar Fund for Development.
Although 22km of Mogadishu Afgoe road building started on other side there is no work between Mogadishu and Jowhar Cities.
The reason not to started Mogadishu Jowhar road like Mogadishu Afgoe road is two reasons which have their troubles; one is the security of the Companies which took the Contract who feared their Equipment and Workers as firstly they faced security hazard on building that Road.
Commissioner of Middle Shabelle Region Ahmed Mayre Makaran who Interviewed by Mustaqbal Radio in September 2018 told that AL-shabab attackers who ambush passers in Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle and Banadir region station Basra vicinity in middle shabelle region.
Early 2018 Attacks conducted by AL-shabab at the Road between Mogadishu and Jowhar killed MPs, Troops and Officials from Hirshabelle state, those attacks affected the road between Mogadishu and Jowhar security.
Civil Aviation Flights between Mogadishu Jowhar which commenced at middle of this year easies traveling between Mogadishu and Jowhar Cities , which takes only 15 to 20 Minutes but when traveling on land there is huge obstruction coused the destruction of the road and insecurity.
For Example land traveling between Jowhar and Mogadishu costs nearly $10 dollars and taking 3 to 4 hours long.
Where is $1,090.000 dollar planned to build Jowhar Airport?.
the Airport is 17km away from the City (Jowhar), and traveling between the airport to the city takes one or one and half hour,the reason is the damage of the road, raining also affected and made difficult to pass Transportation or sometimes cause loss.
Some of Hirshabelle Ministers told Mustaqbal Radio that SSF paid $1,090.000 to build the road between on july 2018 and March2019 as to easy accessing the road between Jowhar Town and its Airport.
A Construction Company owned by Businessman Named Imaan Mohamed Ali took building contract didn’t do enough work accept assessment of the road as the money used, some officials told Mustaqbal Radio that Hirshabelle top officials Know how that money gone to wrong way.
We sent an Email to The Somali Stability Fund (SSF), as to share us about their knowledge of where that money gone, but didn’t reply it.
As SSF published its website there are 77 Projects implementing regional states of Hirshabelle,Galmudug, South West state, Jubaland and Puntland .
In May 2019 Middle Shabelle Administration, the Somali National Army (SNA), and AMISOM troops cut 15km Trees between Jowhar and its Airport to easy access.